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Most Depressing Day of the Year

Smile! Today Is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

The dark, rainy weather here in San Francisco definitely got the memo: today is the most depressing day of the year. January 18th has been dubbed "Blue Monday" because our Christmas shopping credit card bills have posted, it's likely we've broken our New Year's resolution, and it's probably freezing outside. If you don't have today off for MLK day, I bet you understand.

Here are a few ways you can bask in the gloomy mood today.

Watch a depressing movie. Dancer in the Dark or Million Dollar Baby are good standbys.
Turn on the news. This is a surefire way to feel depressed, but you'll also feel like a better citizen for knowing what's going on in the world. Productive!
Get delivery for dinner. Pretend you're too depressed to cook, and order some yummy Thai food or a pizza. Go ahead. Throw in the cheesy sticks. You already blew that resolution.

(Un)Happy Blue Monday!

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Join The Conversation
kia kia 7 years
Hmmm, I thought Blue Monday was next week. Odd. I am not depressed this time of year, it falls around my wedding anniversary and MLK Jr. Birthday observance... my hubby and I get very contemplative and optimistic with our conversations.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Yesterday was the first sunny and warm day (like mid 40's) in over a month. It was beautiful out! Today is my gloomy day - rainy and cold. Although I think February is the most depressing month - it's so cold and gloomy and you're already depressed from it being cold for the past 3 months and you still have another two months before it starts warming up.
Veka Veka 7 years
Yesterday was a great day for me. I had the day off work, it was sunny and gorgeous outside, and I got a lot of stuff done around the house that I had put off.
janneth janneth 7 years
This was a good day.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
oops, clearance*
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
hypnotic- Sid & Nancy drives me crazy more than it makes me depressed!! Haha It's extremely gloomy here in Reno and probably will be all week, but I did clean out some good clearence at Target today.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
this has been a gloomy couple of weeks for me. I just attributed it to the weather. And I would never watch Million dollar baby if I was depressed. It would just make me jump off a bridge.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Hey if you really wanna be blue watch Sid & Nancy, lol, that is one movie that is so depressing to me yet it has it's hilarious moments.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
To me, Blue Monday will always mean New Order. Or a comic.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Well I'm right across the bay in Berkeley enjoying the forecasted five days of gloom. A couple is bad enough but five in a row yuck! I get through it with funny movies, going to karaoke with my singing buds and most important for me is don't be a shut in because of the whether. When there's a break in the rain I make sure I get out for a walk and connect with nature. I get cabin fever very easily and being inside for more than 24hrs is far worse to me than days of gloomy whether.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Wow. It's weird, because today is the first day in months we actually get to see..SUNSHINE outside the window (yes, still cold and windy). Well, it's gone by now, but it was nice while it lasted a couple of hours.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I had no idea about this but I guess it makes it OK to feel kind of gloomy about breaking resolutions and being in debt!
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